September 12th, 2021

11 a.m. One-Worship Outdoor Service - Rally Day

Flower Dedication

The sanctuary flowers are given today in memory of Gabriel from the Strunks.

September 10, 2021

Dear Union Church,

Finally, it’s here! This coming Sunday is RALLY DAY! Once again we kick off the new ministry year at 11:00 in the church parking lot with outdoor worship. And after worship? Pre-gaming with delicious picnic-fare food — burgers and dogs, chicken tenders, mac n’ cheese and ICE CREAM! We’ll have some kids’ games and a whole lot of fun--- TOGETHER!

Pardon Our Dust! The good news is that during the month of October we will be beautifying the sanctuary with some much needed repairs and paint. We thank you for your patience in advance and we know you will appreciate the end result.

So, what else is notable on the Union Church calendar this fall?

The following Sunday, September 19th, is our Fall Kick Off! We will resume with two services — 9am and 11am with Discipleship Connect Hour for kids and parents in the middle.

The Fellowship time will be woven through the morning. The time for nurture and learning, will happen in between the two worship times. We are calling this time the Discipleship Connect Hour. It will be a time of nurture and learning for all ages. Children, Pre-K-5th Grade, will begin their Discipleship Connect Hour at 9:30 a.m. Children of families who worship at the 9 a.m. service will be dismissed during the Offering and shepherded down to their classrooms by a teacher. Children of families who worship at 11 a.m. should arrive by 9:20, sign-in with Kid Check in Fellowship Hall, and join the other children from the 9 a.m. worship as they head down to their classrooms. These parents/caregivers may then enjoy a cup of coffee and time to relax until the adult Discipleship Connect Hour begins. Children will be shepherded back to Fellowship Hall around 10:30, and supervised there, with snacks, until parents can pick them up at the conclusion of the adult Discipleship Connect Hour at 10:45.

Finally, Donut Sunday returns with a vengeance!

October 25th— Fall Harvest Festival (Formerly Trunk n’ Treat) in the church parking lot (5:30-???). Further details to come.

Finally, I’m preaching on one my favorite subjects this Sunday — LOVE — from one of my all-time favorite texts — Romans 12:8-21! The title is “Reconstruction of the Ruin” and the good folks at Giant Eagle just might be able to hear me preach!

See you at Church!


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Mask Policy

“The leadership of Union Church is well aware that COVID cases are on the uptick in several parts of the country. If those numbers should increase in our community, and/or we are given a mask mandate by the government, we may need to change our mask policy. But for now, we will not require masks to be worn for the worshipping community of Union Church and we will leave it up to individuals and families to make that decision. We know that many in our church have strong feelings regarding masks and vaccinations. As followers of Jesus, we are to be gracious with each other and give to each other grace to have differing views, and to see each other in light of the gospel.”

(Session Approved on August, 23, 2021)

Thank You!

Many thanks to all of you who have sent cards, delivered goodies and most of all who have prayed for me during the last difficult months. My 2 surgeries have been successful (PTL!) and I have only one more hurdle to jump to be back to being as normal as I can be. Our church family means more to me than I can say!

Again, I thank you so much for supporting me! In Christ’s love, Cheri Bittner

Women's Study

We have decided on the book, Have Serious Fun: And 12 Other Principles to Make Each Day Count by Jim Burns. Jim was the author of our prior study, Living Life with Your Adult Children. We will meet the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. in the Nobel House, beginning September 21st. We are asking some of you to step up to facilitate if you feel led. If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Ashley Reeves in the church office. Please purchase your book prior to our first meeting. Deadline to register is September 19th

Knitters and Crocheters Outreach

Looking for a mission project? Come and learn how to knit or crochet baby afghans. We just gave 104 baby afghans to Magee Women’s Hospital picked up by MedSpeed and delivered to Magee and clinics throughout Alleghany County. They are given to the less fortunate newborns. We thank all of you who continue to give yarn and monetary donations, they are much appreciated. Call Loraine at (412) 452-0297.

Open Flower Calendar Date

If you would like to purchase flowers to honor or remember a loved one, call the office. $30 check payable to Union Church Deacons [placed in the offering any Sunday]. Flowers can be picked-up in the kitchen after service or donated for delivery to a Union Church member. Remaining available date for 2021 is December 5th.

Opportunities to Serve This Fall

The Usher Team

Join this ministry that helps guests and members experience the joy of worshipping God. Ushers create a great hospitality experience by helping people find a seat if needed, and making the service run smoothly by passing collection plates, taking attendance and more. If you are interested, speak to or email Tom MacLachlan at

The Welcome Team

Union desires to foster a warm, friendly, hospitable environment that surprises skeptics, eases the unchurched, and empowers members. Join the Welcome Team and help us! It’s fun and easy, say hello, exude warmth and friendliness. As Christ has welcomed you, so welcome one another. For more information contact Anne Burke at

The Coffee Fellowship Team

Coffee, tea and snacks are an essential component of Sunday morning church life and community. Join the Coffee Fellowship Team and help provide for this much needed ministry. Tasks include setting up, cleaning up and just providing help where needed. If you feel called to serve, speak to or email Joann Barker

The Live-Stream Team

[TBR] As we move to two worship services, we would like to expand our Live-Stream Team that takes care of operating the camera and the streaming box. The technology is pretty simple and easy to use. If you are the least bit tech savvy, this could be a good fit for you. We plan to put together a rotation so that team members would be responsible for 1 or 2 Sundays a month. If you are interested, speak to or email Pastor Tom at

The Nursery Team

Our new format for worship and the Discipleship Connect Hour will require expanded hours for our nursery care for infants and toddlers. We encourage parents and grandparents to consider signing up for one Sunday a quarter to help in the nursery. (Of course you don’t have to be a parent or grandparent to help out! All adults are welcome!) The nursery will always have one paid staff who will “be in charge.” Adults who sign up to serve will act as helpers, so there is no need for extensive knowledge of the nursery procedures or special clearances. Just an affinity for holding babies, changing diapers, and loving the children of our Union Family! If you are interested, speak to or email Pastor Tom at

Serve with the Praise Team

The Praise Team is looking for individuals who would like to play either piano or bass guitar during our contemporary worship services. If you are interested, speak to or email Anthony Calvario

Union Church of Robinson Twp.
6165 Steubenville Pike
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

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Sunday Morning Combined Worship is at 11 a.m.